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  1. Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB HDD review

    Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB HDD review

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    Huge capacity combined with a fast spin speed and backed by a super fast interface and cache makes this a very impressive single drive, not only that but its impressively quiet while it does it.

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    Compro VideoMate U680F review

    Compro VideoMate U680F review

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    The most likeable features here are the USB interface and DTV 4 software. USB tuners have been available for a couple of years now but have yet to render the PCI-E cards obsolete, which is where they deserve to be; USB is the best option for systems of all sizes. The DTV software is bundled with every tuner in the Videomate range, and its ease of use is still unsurpassed.

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    Asus E35M1-M Pro review

    Asus E35M1-M Pro review

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    We had high expectations of this Fusion processor, especially when AMD changed its initial sales pitch and suggested Fusion APUs would take aim at lower end Intel netbooks based on the Core i3 processor. However, despite out-of-order instruction execution, the AMD E-350 is not dramatically more powerful than Atom.

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    Coolermaster V10 review

    Coolermaster V10 review

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    In its attempt to bolt as much on as possible, we think Cooler Master has lost sight of simple efficient cooling. Installation is tricky and causes issues with memory. It's also overly noisy for the level of cooling it provides.

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    Prolimatech Genesis review

    Prolimatech Genesis review

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    The performance is the one thing to take away from this, it's simply excellent. Couple that with a reasonable price tag and if you're after a high-performance cooler, and don't mind supplying your own fan, then you're onto a winning combination.

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    Asus Radeon HD 6970 DirectCU II review

    Asus Radeon HD 6970 DirectCU II review

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    So you could get a wonder chip with crazy performance, or you could just get a little bit more for your money. It's a decent card, but the vagaries of GPU headroom could be a worry.

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    MSI Radeon HD 6950 Twin FrozR II review

    MSI Radeon HD 6950 Twin FrozR II review

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    So really there's no compelling reason to pick this card up over a standard HD 6950. It's around £50 more expensive, and you'll still be able to hit the same overclock, admittedly with a little more heat, as this Twin FrozR II version.

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    Palit GeForce GTX 560 Ti Sonic review

    Palit GeForce GTX 560 Ti Sonic review

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    Affordable and factory overclocked, Palit's GeForce GTX 560 Ti Sonic could be the ideal iteration of Nvidia's latest mid-range Fermi.

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    PNY GeForce GTS 450 1GB review

    PNY GeForce GTS 450 1GB review

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    The GTS 450 offers mainstream gaming at an affordable price-point. This tiny powerhouse (well, it's still dual-width, but pleasingly short) is capable of feats beyond its £100 price tag. What's more, in SLI, you'll see massive performance gains of 80 to 90 per cent, making the dual-card upgrade path a realistic and rewarding option for budget systems

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    MSI GeForce GTX 470 Twin Frozr II review

    MSI GeForce GTX 470 Twin Frozr II review

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    As with every generation of cards, the flagship sets sail before the hanky-waving crowds, and the slimmed down versions with slightly less capable GPUs follow in their wake. The GTX 470 came hot on the heels of the GTX 480, and with only marginally reduced architecture.

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    HIS Radeon HD 5850 review

    HIS Radeon HD 5850 review

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    Great DX10 and competent DX11 performance make this an attractive card whichever way you slice it

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    Equinux Tizi tv review

    Equinux Tizi tv review

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    This receiver lets you watch TV on your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Is it worth tuning in?

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    Prolimatech Armageddon review

    Prolimatech Armageddon review

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    Crazy naming aside, you get the feeling the Prolimatech Armageddon means business, it's a hefty 750g of heatsink cooling with six heatpipes and a 160mm high rack of cooling fins, which measure 140mm across.

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    Xigmatek Gaia SD1283 review

    Xigmatek Gaia SD1283 review

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    There's little we have to criticise on the Xigmatek Gaia SD1283, it is out performed a little by more expensive units but that's why you pay your money. We're not massive fans of the mounting system but it is highly flexible.

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    Xigmatek Pantheon review

    Xigmatek Pantheon review

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    The Xigmatek Pantheon offers plenty of room for system builders to play with, without compromising on weight, space or features. We love the host of options, the tool free set up, room for SSD drives and cavernous space. What's more, the price is fantastic.

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    Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Ti AMP! review

    Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Ti AMP! review

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    If you're more of an Nvidia fan, or just love PhysX, and you're looking for the finest example of its mid-range Fermi silicon, then this Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Ti AMP! is quite simply the fastest you'll find.

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    Patriot Supersonic USB 3.0 64GB review

    Patriot Supersonic USB 3.0 64GB review

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    The big letdown for the flash drive is the odd write performance. Sequential speeds seem as good if not better than the Kingston DT Ultimate, however as soon as random access and small files are thrown into the mix all hell breaks loose and performance tanks , which is very off putting for such a premium product.

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